Don’t be fooled by the barn house-style pitched roof. Inside this family vacation home in Stockholm, the interiors are neat and tidy with an abundance of natural wood—and not a barn cat in sight. Read more about the Husarö House, designed by Swedish firm Tham & Videgård Architects.
Like the children’s room, the walls and ceiling in the master bedroom are made of oriented-strand-board, a type of wood that is made from trees that grow quickly and sustainably. The master bedroom also has a huge skylight located overtop the bed.
With huge windows on three of the floor sides of the house—and seemingly without any curtains!—it’s a good thing Husarö House is nestled in forested isolation, far away from any nosy neighbours.
Upstairs, there is a children’s sleeping area and playroom. The trio of beds resembles horizontal bunk beds, offering privacy but also excellent slumber party possibilities.
Vaulted ceilings made of plywood add depth and glue-laminated wooden beams meant the designers didn’t need to build support columns. These clever architectural details, although subtle, keep the space open and airy.
The large floor-to-ceiling sliding windows through the space offer fantastic access to the outdoors and plenty of natural light.
At a modest 180 square meters, the house features an open-concept layout that makes the most of the small space. The living areas interconnect around a freestanding volume in the middle of the house, which contains a compact kitchen, bathroom, and staircase to the upstairs bedrooms.
Located on an island in the archipelago of Stockholm, the Husarö House’s steel exterior cladding in jet-black is a stark contrast to its forested surroundings. The interiors, on the other hand, are light and spacious.